Mauritius in August

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JamesVegas
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Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:01 pm

Has anyone been to Mauritius in August? I'm heading there in August, whereabouts on the island should I go? It looks like the wind in August comes from the East. Only got 48 hours to book so any help would be much appreciated!
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Guy
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Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:00 pm

http://www.kiteboarder.co.uk/kitesurfin ... 19&t=40790" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Sonnyrider
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Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:49 pm

September, twice

2011 visit http://www.kiteboarder.co.uk/kitesurfin ... +Mauritius" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

My 2009 visit http://forum.kitecrowd.com/kitesurfing/ ... 74532.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.kiteboarder.co.uk/kitesurfin ... +Mauritius" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

If you're flying air mauritius then a golf bag will be your friend. Wear suitable clothing to go with the golf bag ;)

Never been in august, the wind stats show usable wind
RichTW
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Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:27 am

Lucky enough to have been a few times - always stayed on the East coast as I do not really like the south. Anywhere around Belle Mare, Flic en Flac get wind. I have usually spent most of my time on 7 & 9 in August..... if you need any more information just pm me...... :)
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dodger_moore
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Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:18 am

Here's a five minute spot guide I wrote after a few visits there in between August and October -

http://www.surfsanctuary.co.uk/blog/201 ... ding-spot/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Always stayed close to Le Morne which has all the options straight out the front.
JamesVegas
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Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:15 pm

Thanks guys, super helpful. We're off to La Morne for 3 days before hopping over to Reunion (girlfriend's family live there) for 11 days. Hope it's windy because I'm likely to be the only non French/Chinese speaker!
Sonnyrider
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Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:58 am

JamesVegas wrote:Thanks guys, super helpful. We're off to La Morne for 3 days before hopping over to Reunion (girlfriend's family live there) for 11 days. Hope it's windy because I'm likely to be the only non French/Chinese speaker!

Nice, are you flying to reunion or taking a boat? Flying has minimal luggage allowances
JamesVegas
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Flying……..
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Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:07 pm

JamesVegas wrote:Thanks guys, super helpful. We're off to La Morne for 3 days before hopping over to Reunion (girlfriend's family live there) for 11 days. Hope it's windy because I'm likely to be the only non French/Chinese speaker!
English is one of the vernacular languages, plus they drive on the left and even have round-a-bouts so you should feel quite at home!

It's worth reading up on the history of Mauritius if you haven't done so already; on my first visit I was sat next to a Mauritian chap on the plane and he explained how in 1835 the British took over the island and abolished slavery. Many Mauritians fought under the British flag in WW2 and a few came to Britain to serve in the RAF.

Have a good un!
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